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September 27, 2013

Excessed employees in Japan are assigned to “the chasing-out room”

Excessed employees in Japan are assigned to “the chasing-out room”
Source: Adjunct Law Prof Blog; http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/Reproduced with permission. Copyright © 2013, Mitchell H. Rubinstein, Esq., Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School, All rights reserved.

“Sony, [the] employer of [the] individual for 32 years, consigned him to a room because [it] can’t get rid of him. Sony had eliminated his position at the Sony Sendai Technology Center, which in better times produced magnetic tapes for videos and cassettes. But the individual, now age 51, refused to take an early retirement offer from Sony in late 2010 — his prerogative under Japanese labor law.

“So there he sits in what is called the “chasing-out room.” He spends his days there, with about 40 other holdouts.”

The full text of the article is posted on the Internet at: http://nyti.ms/14UNtAQ 

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